John Varley

05 May 2007 11:40 GMT
Group Chief Executive (Board and Executive Committee member)

John was appointed as Group Chief Executive on 1 September 2004, prior to which he had been Group Deputy Chief Executive from 1 January 2004.

He held the position of Group Finance Director from 2000 until the end of 2003. John joined the Executive Committee in September 1996 and was appointed to the Board in June 1998.

He was Chief Executive of Retail Financial Services from 1998 to 2000 and Chairman of the Asset Management Division from 1995 to 1998.

John is a non-executive director of AstraZeneca PLC. He is also Chairman of Business Action on Homelessness, President of the Employer’s Forum on Disability, President of the UK Drug Policy Commission and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

John is married and a father to two children.

DOB: 1 April 1956

About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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